MercerMe Article on the “History From Home” Talk

MercerMe has published a nice article on the upcoming talk on the Hopewell Valley History Project (Sunday May 17 at 3 pm): Hopewell Valley Historians Offer Seminar On Researching From Home, MercerMe, May 11, 2020 “The Hopewell Valley has a deep history and an unusual amount of families who have lived here for generations. The … Continue reading MercerMe Article on the “History From Home” Talk

Hopewell Valley History Project: Discover Hopewell Valley History from Home

by Douglas Dixon Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 3 pmWebinar via ZoomRegistration Required – See Below Update: Slides for the talk are posted. The Hopewell Valley History Project is a new volunteer effort to collect and save our local heritage in digital form, and share it online for open and convenient access (HopewellHistoryProject.org). Since last … Continue reading Hopewell Valley History Project: Discover Hopewell Valley History from Home

April 2020 Update – Exploring Hopewell Borough

April was focused on hunkering down in Hopewell Borough, viewing the town from above with some glorious aerial imagery, and then using the resources of this site to produce two Explore Historic Hopewell histories and visual tours for the area – one of the properties at West Broad and Louellen around the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, … Continue reading April 2020 Update – Exploring Hopewell Borough

March 2020 Update – Map the Hopewell Boro Historic District

March saw the culmination of the goal of photographing the entire Hopewell Borough historic district, so that you can now use the Hopewell History Map to not only explore history (of course), but also to view current-day images of properties and streets around town (see Updates). We finished the month with 142 files in the … Continue reading March 2020 Update – Map the Hopewell Boro Historic District

Hopewell Memorial Day Parades c. 1950

We have added a fun collection of 30 family photos and postcards to the Image Archives thanks to Maryanna Twomey, especially for the shots of Memorial Day parades around Hopewell Borough, circa 1950. Also check out photos of a Bond Bread truck on Model Avenue, and other scenes near the railroad bridge. Enjoy!

Tour The Hopewell Borough Historic District

You now can take a visual tour of the full Hopewell Borough historic district on the Hopewell History Map, panning around to see the street addresses in town and then zooming in to see thumbnail images of each property. Yes, the History Map is not just for history anymore. You now can view these current-day … Continue reading Tour The Hopewell Borough Historic District

Explore Hopewell Then and Now

The Hopewell History Map now shows thumbnail images of properties on the map, so you can see historical or current-day images at each location on the map. Use the new Now/Then control (added to the header) to alternate between displaying the oldest and most recent images available for the property. Also use the Step by … Continue reading Explore Hopewell Then and Now

Explore The Growth of Early Hopewell Boro

The Hopewell History Map now animates the growth of Hopewell Borough by stepping through time from circa 1850 to 1910 — showing new properties appearing with each time period. For 1850, there are only a handful of early settlements around the Old School Baptist Meeting House on the north side of West Broad Street. By … Continue reading Explore The Growth of Early Hopewell Boro

February 2020 Update – Historical Properties

February was focused on the expansion of the Hopewell History Map, including doubling the number of historic properties and adding over a hundred additional images (see Updates). The History Map currently covers Hopewell Borough, as an experiment in providing an interactive map for exploring historical properties and displaying associated historical information and images (see the … Continue reading February 2020 Update – Historical Properties

Stroll Through Historic Hopewell with Audrey Jones

We’ve posted another hidden treasure – A Stroll Through Historic Hopewell by Audrey Jones – a 2003 compilation of over 200 pen and ink drawings of homes, commercial buildings, and churches in historic Hopewell Borough (up to circa 1900). As described in the preface, Audrey Jones started drawing for fun after early retirement, which quickly … Continue reading Stroll Through Historic Hopewell with Audrey Jones